I am scheduled to have an abdominal hysterectomy early September and I want to be as prepared as possible. My work have asked for an idea of how long I will be off. I see the standard time is 6 to 8 weeks. The last and only time I've had surgery before was on my knee and I my body reacted to the surgery and basically paralysed that leg from the knee down for 6 months and my Dr thought I had MS at the time (this was pre diagnosis with APS and lupus flare symptoms). If any of you had the same surgery did you find that you flared as a result of the surgery? Does the autoimmune conditions mean that I am likely to take longer to recover? I want to give my work a realistic timescale as they are getting some one in to cover me. Any insights or advice very gratefully received.